Going out to dance
Family and friends
Finally accepted us
For who we are
We reached a frustration
Too fierce to hold back anymore
We broke down the steel closet door
Any anyone who kept us in
And it was enough.
Fighting to be simply
Who we were born
Coming out with my brothers and sisters
That I handpicked myself
Ready to dance the night away…
I saw them coming out
With gunshot wounds
And bloodstained clothes
I saw the person
Responsible for this monstrosity
As many as the members of family I have
All over the world
3 classrooms worth
The amount at a local charity concert
Because love transcends all kinds of boundaries
Except those of stubborn, ignorant, and hostile borders.
Because hate equates to pain in the end.
It’s always sorrow in the end.
Coming out in a club
Wasn’t such a hard thing to do before
But the fear is there once more,
And I’m terrified of what’s in store.